Interstitial-inator Prop Part 2

Here's the finished prop I posted about a couple of weeks ago (click here). I had too much fun creating this. It went through two different paint schemes although both were based on the color palette of several crazy inventions in the Phineas and Ferb series. The first version was a little too soft in lavender and gray.

The repaint went blue and purple for a bit more cartoony mad scientist feel.

Here's a video of the simple bells and whistles in action, sorry it's so dark but you get the idea.

I made the dish turn using a store bought "spin pop" found in the candy aisle. I just flipped it over and glued it into the support ball. Because it has a press 'n hold type button to make it spin, I placed a hidden screw to twist which acts as an on /off switch putting pressure on it inside. The blinking bulbs are just Xmas light strands plugged into an extension cord spliced with an F-5 fluorescent starter.

Between this project, a few others still in the works and last week's NYC trip, I'm very behind on Halloween... time to get busy.


  1. Dave, that's really excellent.

    If it makes you feel any better, I haven't started a single prop yet.

  2. That's awesome. It looks like something out of a theme park ride. Love it :)

  3. I'm so impressed with your creativity and talent. Happy "Countdown to Halloween."

  4. To really be true to the source, it needs to have a "Self Destruct" button that actually blows up the prop. Then you make three props - one you let someone else blow up, one you blow up yourself, and then the last one stays around for Halloween.

    Seriously, though, this is awesome! Love Phineas & Ferb, and this is a great homage piece! Let's see your "Mom Suit"!